Progression to College
Sport World School is a fully accredited and certified online school. After completing online high school, our students can proceed to a variety of colleges and universities worldwide. Additionally, young athletes at SWS can have other benefits since our program is also officially approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). That allows them to enroll in the US colleges that are within the NCAA network and to continue with playing sports or even apply for sports scholarships.
Diploma Is Internationally Accepted
SWS diplomas and credentials originate from the USA since our school code is registered in the Florida Department of Education. They are recognized worldwide – under the EQF in the European Union, and under the ISCED 2011 – UNESCO classification internationally. We issue a diploma with an apostille certificate, which is another insurance for the validity of that document.
Also, contrary to a widespread but wrong belief, colleges and universities do accept students from online schools. Online education for elementary, middle, and high school is a legitimate and valid form of education. In conclusion, SWS students gain high-quality knowledge and earn an internationally accepted diploma, which ensures their progression to higher education.
Program Approved by the NCAA
The NCAA is an organization that manages college athletes. They allow college students to continue to play sports professionally while they are studying. The NCAA covers three divisions and 24 sports disciplines. Sport World School is one of the rare online schools that is approved by the NCAA, as a non-traditional schooling program, for all three divisions. That opens many opportunities for our students.
Proof of Quality
he fact that our online program complies with the NCAA standards is proof of quality. It means that students at our online high school are gaining high-quality knowledge that will enable them to follow and understand the study program at the college.
The list of the NCAA-approved courses at SWS *
- English I
- English II
- English III
- English IV
- Government & Economics
- U.S. Civil War
- U.S. History
- Virginia State History
- World Geography
- World History
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Earth Science
- Integrated Physics & Chemistry
- French I
- French II
- Spanish I
- Spanish II
- Spanish III
The NCAA grants $3.5 sports scholarships to more than 180.000 students each year. All students who finalized SWS high school can apply for the NCAA sports scholarships. By getting a scholarship, a student has a chance to continue to play sports while getting a higher education. Similarly, the NCAA can help college students reach the professional level faster.
It’s Good to Have a Plan B
We know that our students want a career as a professional athlete. But, if things don’t go as planned, a student will need a plan B. Also, everyone needs an alternative after their professional athletic career is over. That’s where education comes into play. A high-quality knowledge and an SWS diploma open the doors for our students, so they can continue their education elsewhere and acquire a relevant college degree. Thanks to that opportunity, they can always pursue a career in other industries outside of sport.
The NCAA is an American organization, and therefore it covers only colleges in the US. However, with an SWS diploma, students can apply to any college or a university in their home country or anywhere in the world.
SWS Online High School carries 21 credits, which is a requirement for a student to be able to graduate. Each core subject is worth one credit, plus some electives carry 0.5 credits. In the table below, you can see how many credits each subject is worth.
|Course||College Prep Track|
|English/Language Arts||4 credits|
|History and Geography||4 credits|
|Elective Courses||8 credits|
Online Business Academy
SWS offers its students one more opportunity – they can continue with higher education with us. Our umbrella platform, Education World Wide, also has a certified Online Business Academy where students can earn Level 4 through Level 7 diploma in Business and Marketing. After ending their athletic career, many athletes continue to work within the sports industry, usually in some management positions. Hence the reason why Online Business Academy can be your next step after online high school.